Oncology Pharmacy Practice Management Program

HOPA Practice Management Returns to In-Person | Thursday September 22, 2022 | Omni Shoreham Hotel | Washington, D.C.

A Day Dedicated to the Practice of Perseverance

Over the past few years, you have taken on professional responsibilities that exceed your hematology/oncology practice. Yet, you persevered. As we slowly exit the challenges caused by COVID-19, this year’s conference theme could not be more evident – “Practice Management 2022: The Practice of Perseverance.”

During this year’s Practice Management 2022 (PM22), you will experience themes and topics aimed to acknowledge personal and professional challenges, address how “change” affects your daily practice, and how it might influence the path you take in the field of hematology/oncology pharmacy.

The day begins with a welcome from HOPA’s president, Heidi Finnes, PharmD, BCOP, FHOPA, followed by the Niesha Griffith Keynote Address. The day’s keynote reflects on contemporary concerns, aptly titled “A Chance of Awesome: How Changing the Way You See Changes Everything” Our keynote speaker will be Jason Kotecki, CSP.


"Early Arrival" PM22 Attendees: Special Invitation on Wednesday, September 21
All Practice Management 2022 attendees who arrive one day prior to PM22 are welcome to a reception following HOPA’s IRC Summit on Wednesday. IRC Summit attendees and HOPA volunteers will attend. PM22 attendees are invited to join this event from 6:00-8:00 PM CT in the Empire Room at the Omni Shoreham Hotel.

Practice Management 2022 Schedule*

7:50-8:50 AM Breakfast Symposia
9:00-9:15 AM President's Welcome: Heidi Finnes, PharmD, BCOP, FHOPA
9:15-10:15 AM Niesha Griffith Keynote Address: A Chance of Awesome: How Changing the Way You See Changes Everything (non-CE)

Jason Kotecki, CSP
10:15-10:25 AM Break
10:25-11:40 AM 101 - The Hematology-Oncology Pharmacist ​​Great Migration: ​ A Call to Action (1.25 CE)

Alison Gulbis, PharmD, BCOP; Zahra Mahmoudjafari PharmD, BCOP; Kamakshi Rao, PharmD, BCOP, FASHP
11:40-11:50 AM Break
11:50 AM-12:50 PM Lunch Symposia
12:50-1:00 PM Break
1:00-2:00 PM** 102 - A Recipe for the Implementation of Layered Learning in Cancer Care - No Cake Included (1.0 CE)

Michael Bly, PharmD, BCOP; Megan Hinkley, PharmD, BCOP; Paul Morales PharmD, BCOP; Michael Smith, PharmD, BCOP
1:00-2:00 PM** 103 - The Title We Didn’t Train For - Navigating the Balance Between Being a Caregiver AND an Oncology Pharmacist (1.0 CE)

Laura Cannon, PharmD, BCOP, MPH; Jolynn Sessions, PharmD, BCOP, FHOPA; Sarah Wheeler, PharmD, BCOP
2:00-2:10 PM Break
2:10-3:10 PM** 104 - Beyond the Clinic: Exploring Non-Traditional Careers in Oncology Pharmacy (1.0 CE)

Vicky Brown, PharmD, BCOP; Kelley Carlstrom PharmD, BCOP; Yun Man, PharmD, BCOP; Michelle Worst, PharmD, BCOP, MBA
2:10-3:10 PM** 105 - Navigating Change and Avoiding Landmines:  Three Practice Perspectives (1.0 CE)

Susan Goodin, PharmD; R. Donald Harvey, PharmD, BCOP, FCCP, FHOPA; Andrea Ledford, PharmD, BCOP, MBA, FHOPA
3:10-3:20 PM Break
3:20-4:20 PM 106 - Follow that Money! - A Guide to Preventing Medical Necessity Denials (1.0 CE)

Heather Jones, PharmD, MS
4:20 PM-4:35 PM Closing Remarks: Kimberly Haverstick, PharmD, BCSCP

* Topics are subject to change.

** Concurrent sessions. Alternate sessions will be available to attendees after the conference for added credits.


Additional Program Information

Learning Objectives and Session Descriptions are available. Click below.



Registration is Open! Register during Early Bird Days and Save!

Early Bird Rates are available June 6 through July 31, 2022.

Category Member Early Bird Rate Non-member Early Bird Rate Member Rate Non-member Rate
Full/Associate $175 $228 $250 $325
Trainee (Resident/Fellow) Free Free Free Free
Student Free Free Free Free
Technician $58 $76 $83 $108


Room Blocks at the Omni Shoreham Hotel

HOPA has secured a block of discounted hotel rooms at the Omni Shoreham for Practice Management attendees. You will receive details for booking your hotel room reservation when you receive your conference registration confirmation email.

Note: If you are interested in staying at the Omni Shoreham, you must complete your conference registration prior to your room reservation.
Please book your hotel reservation by Monday, August 15, 2022 at 11:59 PM CT to obtain the discounted rate.

Travel Grants

HOPA members can apply for a $500 travel grant to help offset the cost of your professional development at Practice Management 2022. Twenty-five (25) eligible HOPA members will receive this grant - all you have to do is apply!

Your entry will be assessed based on need, merit, HOPA involvement, and your application statement. The purpose of the travel grant is to assist with the cost of travel, lodging and/or registration, and will be reimbursed to members upon submission of receipts to HOPA.


  • Applicant must be a HOPA member in good standing. Practitioners, technicians, or trainees (residents, fellows) and students may apply.
  • Applicants applying for a grant as a trainee must currently be completing either residency training (PGY-1 or PGY-2) or fellowship training.
  • Recipients may only receive a travel grant two years in a row. Therefore, applicants must not have received a HOPA travel grant in both 2020 and 2021.

Application Requirements

  • Complete online application by September 6, 2022 and upload the following documents into the designated section of the application:
    • Current curriculum vitae or resume
    • Letter of Support completed by a Preceptor/Residency Director, Pharmacy Director, Department Chair, Dean of School of Pharmacy, or employer that confirms current employment or student status and discusses description of need and the impact of attendance at HOPA’s Practice Management on the applicant and practice site or institution.


The PM22 Travel Grant Application deadline is Friday, September 6 2022, at 11:59 PM CT.

Application link:

HOPA Mask Mandate

The health and safety of attendees, staff, sponsors, and vendors are of utmost importance to HOPA. By registering for the 2022 Practice Management Program, attendees agree to wear a mask at all times while in attendance unless actively eating, drinking or presenting. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Exhibitor or Sponsor Opportunities for HOPA Practice Management 2022

There are many excellent sponsorship opportunities for Practice Management 2022!

  • Three sponsorship-level packages, each containing key-recognition to PM222 attendees
  • Non-CE symposia sponsorship
  • Many other promotional opportunities

Reserve your spot today! Please follow the link below for the Practice Management 2022 Prospectus.

PM22 Sponsorship Prospectus